Third parties: vicarious liability and/or non-delegable duty

Aircraft Technicians of Australia Pty Ltd v St Clair; St Clair v Timtalla Pty Ltd [2011] QCA 188

In a unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal concerning damages for personal injury following a helicopter accident, where several parties were joined including the repairer, the court helpfully reviewed the law concerning vicarious liability and non-delegable duty at some length.

In respect of vicarious liability I refer to paragraphs [47] – [60]. Apropos non-delegable duty I refer you to paragraphs [61] – [76].

Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack

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